Pelvic mesh has been used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence since the ‘90s and most women who have had surgical treatment continue to have a good long-term outcome. However, some women who have had pelvic mesh procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence have experienced serious medical conditions including infection, mesh extrusion or erosion, chronic pain, problems sitting and walking, urinary conditions, painful sexual intercourse and further incontinence issues.
The Queensland Pelvic Mesh Service (QPMS) has been established to care for women experiencing complications from pelvic mesh. The interdisciplinary service has been co-designed with clinicians, Health Consumers Queensland and consumer representation to ensure a patient centric model of care is provided for women.
The service offers comprehensive assessment and treatment using a team care approach, including specialist medical, nursing and allied health practitioners. The service offers expertise in surgery, continence care, chronic pain management and counselling to support women in their recovery journey within a mutually respectful and supportive environment.
To learn more about QPMS, visit qld.gov.au.